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Cisco’s team in Russia takes the plunge

- January 25, 2010 - 4 Comments

On January 19, Andrey Kharitonov, Alexey Lukatsky, Oleg Snigirev, Sergey Timofeev and Vasily Tomilin from Cisco’s Moscow office joined some 30 thousand Muscovites  to celebrate Epiphany in a centuries-old tradition. 

Like many other Russian Orthodox followers they braved the chill, typical for this time of the year (less than 2 degrees Farhenheit), and took a swim in a hole cut in the ice covering the Moscow river. 


Moscow employees have been doing this for the past four years.

Hope you enjoyed the swim team. Smile



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  1. I'm cold just thinking about it. :)

  2. ouch!!! tha looks like really really cold!!! i wouldn t dare

  3. I’m cold just thinking about it. smile-Güncel Dizi izLe"

  4. Such swimmers are called walruses"" in Russia and they are quite numerous."